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Mental Health and OT

Course #: 014-1319

Price: $11.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05353. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 1.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 1.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 1.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Although occupational therapy (OT) is such a foundational part of mental health treatment, many people still don’t know the role that occupational therapists play in psychiatric settings. Sadly, this also goes for occupational therapists themselves. Interestingly, many OT schools don’t emphasize this subject enough, so many therapists enter the field without a solid understanding of how they can help people with behavioral health concerns. Even if a therapist never works in a mental health setting during their career, being aware of mental health topics is crucial to addressing the entire person during occupational therapy treatment.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify OT's role across mental health settings.
  2. Determine what evidence-based strategies are ideal for certain diagnoses/populations.
  3. Contrast group and individual mental health interventions.
  4. Choose appropriate mental health evaluations according to patient needs.
CEU Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: History and Background
  • Section 2: Population Health
  • Section 3 Group and Individual Treatment
  • Section 4: Mental Health Settings
  • Section 5: Mental Health Assessments
  • Section 6: Evidence-Based Strategies
  • Section 7: Case Study
  • Section 8: Case Study Review
  • Section 9: Case Study
  • Section 10: Case Study Review
  • References 

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational level: introductory

Course Category: OT Service Delivery

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

This course expires on 09/20/2027

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Course Date: 2022-08-05

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